Tutorials

SOLIDWORKS Tutorials

Hawk Ridge Systems regularly presents informational webinars to demonstrate the power of SOLIDWORKS to provide tips and tricks for users. Click the links below to access webinars recorded from previous presentations.

Design for Cost with SOLIDWORKS Professional and SOLIDWORKS Premium

August 31, 2016

Join us to see you can save time and development costs and avoid redesigns and production delays by continuously checking your designs against cost[...]

SOLIDWORKS Productivity Tools - ScanTo3D and TolAnalyst

July 27, 2016

SOLIDWORKS Professional comes with a number of productivity and collaboration modules, and in this webinar we're going to feature two of the most[...]

Eliminating FAI Complications with Automated Measurement Data Import

July 06, 2016

Join us for an in depth look at SOLIDWORKS Inspection, where we will demonstrate how to dramatically reduce time required to generate high quality[...]

Night School - Hidden Gems in SOLIDWORKS - Part 2 of 2

May 18, 2016

Whether you are a SOLIDWORKS power user or just getting started in 3D design, our experts have uncovered some hidden tools to benefit current users.[...]

Hidden Gems in SOLIDWORKS - Part 1 of 2

May 11, 2016

Whether you are a SOLIDWORKS power user or just getting started in 3D design, our experts have uncovered hidden tools that most users already have[...]

Assemblies in SOLIDWORKS - New Tools In SOLIDWORKS 2016

April 13, 2016

When designing products in SOLIDWORKS, bringing all your parts together into an assembly can be a complex and time-consuming task. SOLIDWORKS have[...]

Introduction to the SolidWorks API

October 19, 2012

Other than its core design and modeling functionality, SOLIDWORKS' API is quite possibly the most powerful but least utilized tool that[...]

Technology Preview: 3D Interconnect

December 19, 2016

2016-12-16 - Still in Beta testing and scheduled for full release in 2017, 3D Interconnect allows you to open proprietary 3D CAD data in SOLIDWORKS[...]

SOLIDWORKS Industrial Design

September 23, 2016

In this session we’ll take a closer look at SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer (SWID).  This specialized app enables you to create multiple[...]

SOLIDWORKS Conceptual Design

September 16, 2016

If you do mechanism design, this app is for you! In this session we’ll focus on the SOLIDWORKS® Conceptual Designer (SWCD) app. SWCD is a[...]

SOLIDWORKS 101 - Getting Started with SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD

August 26, 2016

Check out a preview to Getting Started with SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD. This Hawk Ridge System Online Education video series is approximately 13 hours in[...]

Summer School - Drawings 101

August 05, 2016

Check out a preview to SOLIDWORKS Drawings - ANSI.This course is a comprehensive treatment of how to create engineering drawings of parts and[...]

Experience the Best in 3D CAD with SOLIDWORKS Premium

June 24, 2016

Explore the comprehensive 3D design solution that adds to the power of SOLIDWORKS Professional with simulation, motion, and design validation tools,[...]

Collaborate and Automate with SOLIDWORKS Professional

June 17, 2016

Join us to explore how you can use additional capabilities beyond SOLIDWORKS Standard that increase productivity, ensure accuracy, and help you[...]

Moving from 2D to 3D design with SOLIDWORKS

June 14, 2016

Leverage your existing 2D CAD data to create new designs using SOLIDWORKS 3D design software. Simplify your design process, save time and[...]

3D Parametric Design with SOLIDWORKS 2016

February 10, 2016

The latest version of SOLIDWORKS delivers robust 3D design capabilities, performance, and ease-of-use. Not only can you create fully detailed parts,[...]

3DEXPERIENCE:  What’s New in 2016

February 26, 2016

SOLIDWORKS on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform delivers a new design experience focused on enabling users to create innovative products in a connected and[...]

Large Design Review

February 07, 2012

This presentation shows how to utilize the new large design review tools. Quickly load, interrogate, and present larger designs.

Assembly Design

June 09, 2011

Planning, managing, and designing assemblies for efficiency. This seminar covers how to plan for easier collaboration and to get a bird’s eye[...]

Large Assemblies 104

November 10, 2010

In the final session of 4 webinars dedicated to large assemblies, we'll review more SOLIDWORKS tools that can help you speed up your large[...]

Large Assemblies 103

October 14, 2010

In this session on large assembly with SOLIDWORKS, we’ll take a look at understanding Referenced Documents and External References, and how they[...]

Large Assemblies 102

September 29, 2010

Join us for the second webinar on large assembly in SOLIDWORKS. In this session, we will cover what gets ‘solved’ in an assembly rebuild,[...]

Large Assemblies 101

September 22, 2010

Join us for the first of 4 webinars on large assembly in SOLIDWORKS. We’ll cover the definition of large assembly, and an overview of the[...]

Drawing Enhancements

September 25, 2014

Drawings are a key deliverable for most design teams, and SOLIDWORKS 2014 provides lots of enhancements that will help you quickly and accurately[...]

Machine Design

July 21, 2014

Designing machinery often raises a number of challenges to deliver superior machine performance and reliability. Assembling and detailing these[...]

Configurations Made Easy with DriveWorks

March 19, 2014

Learn how to harness the power of DriveWorks. Automatically generate parts, assemblies and DriveWorks is the easy way to automate design variations.[...]

Importing Files

May 04, 2012

This session discusses import file types and settings. We will also show how to check, diagnose, and repair model errors.

Mold Tools

February 07, 2012

See how to use scale, split lines, and other tools that help you create cavity and cores for basic mold design.

Master Model

November 17, 2011

Using the master model technique to create complex assemblies. By using a single model to drive the shape of several models can give you a quick way[...]

Rapid Design of Weldments and Sheet Metal Elements

January 13, 2016

Are you interested in techniques for quickly designing Weldment and Sheet Metal components concurrently within SOLIDWORKS?  In this webinar we[...]

Sheet Metal 102

February 07, 2012

This session will show the advanced sheet metal commands within SOLIDWORKS. Convert to sheet metal, lofted bends, swept bends and other modeling[...]

Sheet Metal 101

December 22, 2011

This session will show the basic sheet metal commands within SOLIDWORKS. Base Flange, Edge Flange, Bend and Gauge tables, and tools for quickly making[...]

Night School - Hidden Gems in SOLIDWORKS - Part 2 of 2

May 18, 2016

Whether you are a SOLIDWORKS power user or just getting started in 3D design, our experts have uncovered some hidden tools to benefit current users.[...]

Hidden Gems in SOLIDWORKS - Part 1 of 2

May 11, 2016

Whether you are a SOLIDWORKS power user or just getting started in 3D design, our experts have uncovered hidden tools that most users already have[...]

Assembly Techniques Pt. 2 [Night School]

April 30, 2015

In the second half, we will cover the mating techniques, ranging from basic Coincident and Concentric mates, to the Slot, Width, and Profile Center[...]

Assembly Techniques Pt. 1 [Night School]

April 30, 2015

If you're like many engineers and designers, assemblies play a critical role in your day-to-day work. The powerful tools in SOLIDWORKS make it[...]

Weldments, Sheet Metal & Piping [Night School]

February 27, 2014

Using the Weldments toolset in SOLIDWORKS to efficiently design welded structures and products in SOLIDWORKS.

Advanced Geometry PhotoView 360 Pt. 2 [Night School]

September 05, 2013

This is a two part webcast of our night school covering industrial design aspect of SOLIDWORKS. If you want to make more eye pleasing and ergonomic[...]

Advanced Geometry PhotoView 360 Pt. 1 [Night School]

September 05, 2013

This is a two part webcast of our night school covering industrial design aspect of SOLIDWORKS. If you want to make more eye pleasing and ergonomic[...]

Drawing and Detailing Pt. 2 [Night School]

June 19, 2013

We’ve got some old 2D drawings of a soap box derby racer, and we want to reuse the existing designs to develop a new concept gravity racer. With[...]

Drawing and Detailing Pt. 1 [Night School]

June 19, 2013

We’ve got some old 2D drawings of a soap box derby racer, and we want to reuse the existing designs to develop a new concept gravity racer. With[...]

Assemblies in SOLIDWORKS - New Tools In SOLIDWORKS 2016

April 13, 2016

When designing products in SOLIDWORKS, bringing all your parts together into an assembly can be a complex and time-consuming task. SOLIDWORKS have[...]

Rapid Design of Weldments and Sheet Metal Elements

January 13, 2016

Are you interested in techniques for quickly designing Weldment and Sheet Metal components concurrently within SOLIDWORKS?  In this webinar we[...]

3 Analysis Efficiency Tools You’re Probably Not Using in SOLIDWORKS Simulation

July 16, 2015

Join us to see how you can boost your productivity using underutilized Analysis Efficiency Tools.

What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2015: Chain Component Pattern

April 30, 2015

A unique and powerful type of Component Pattern is now available in SOLIDWORKS for setting up patterned components along an open or closed path to[...]

What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2015: Drawings

April 16, 2015

Join us as we take a deep dive into the new capabilities and enhancements to drawings in SOLIDWORKS 2015. We'll look at Spline Leaders, Angle[...]

Variable Patterns in SOLIDWORKS 2015

March 25, 2015

The new, ultra-flexible Variable Pattern feature allows users to vary any dimensions that are used in feature creation, but also allows the use of[...]

SOLIDWORKS 2015: Greatest Hits Vol. 3

February 27, 2015

The 23rd release of SOLIDWORKS brings us some great new features and enhancements. In the third of this three-part series we'll be taking closer[...]

SOLIDWORKS 2015 Greatest Hits Vol. 2

January 29, 2015

The 23rd release of SOLIDWORKS brings us some great new features and enhancements. In the second of this three-part series we'll be taking closer[...]

SOLIDWORKS 2015 Greatest Hits Vol. 1

January 15, 2015

The 23rd release of SOLIDWORKS brings us some great new features and enhancements. In the first of this three-part series we'll be taking closer[...]

SOLIDWORKS 2015 What’s New

November 13, 2014

Join Hawk Ridge Systems as we debut the latest SOLIDWORKS 2015 Version. We will cover new User Interface Enhancements, Radial Explode, New sketch and[...]

First Steps

August 29, 2014

Innovative conceptual design is the core of any successful product. SOLIDWORKS Mechanical Conceptual, powered by Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE[...]

SOLIDWORKS SmartFeatures: Eliminate Manual Design Repetition

May 21, 2014

Smart Features streamline the design process by allowing you to set up the features necessary to house or interface with a component once so that[...]

Costing Getting Started: Setup and Utilization

April 14, 2014

SOLIDWORKS Costing is a useful tool many users already have access to; it is a tool used to estimate the cost of designs for quotes. In the past[...]

3DEXPERIENCE:  What’s New in 2016

February 26, 2016

SOLIDWORKS on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform delivers a new design experience focused on enabling users to create innovative products in a connected and[...]

SOLIDWORKS Assemblies 101

December 16, 2015

Working with assemblies is somethng every SOLIDWORKS user needs to do - and in this session we'll share some tips and tricks that will help[...]

What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2016 - Composer, Inspection and MBD

November 11, 2015

SOLIDWORKS Composer, Inspection and MBD are part of a growing family of Technical Communication programs. In this presentation we will be introducing[...]

What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2016 - Part 2

November 11, 2015

SOLIDWORKS 2016 is the 24th release and brings over 200 exciting new enhancements, helping to cut design time, reduce production costs, and increase[...]

Automating Design in SOLIDWORKS Using DriveWorksXpress

September 23, 2015

In this week's webinar Senior Applications Engineer, Rhyc Sandberg, provides an introduction to DriveWorksXpress and SOLIDWORKS design automation.[...]

Automated Tolerance Stack-up Analysis

September 02, 2015

Learn the incredible benefits of the TolAnalyst Add-In!

Introducing SOLIDWORKS Model Based Definition

April 23, 2015

Ready to go drawingless yet? This great new tool can help! SOLIDWORKS MBD (Model Based Definition) helps define, organize, and publish 3D Product[...]

Don’t Let Your Data Boss You Around

April 16, 2015

Does it feel like your data is managing you, instead of the other way around?  Whatever your organization's size, data management is a big[...]

Intuitive Surface Design with SOLIDWORKS 2015

March 05, 2015

The powerful surfacing capabilities inside of SOLIDWORKS allow designers to easily create organic, freeform shapes. If you’re designing consumer[...]

Intuitive Mechanical Design with SOLIDWORKS 2015

February 04, 2015

Combining ease of use with broad customization, SOLIDWORKS gives you powerful functionality with application specific tools, meaning you can work more[...]

Intuitive Sheet Metal Design with SOLIDWORKS

January 08, 2015

Every version of SOLIDWORKS contains a suite of industry-specific tools for Sheet Metal design. In this scenario, we'll use a wide range of these[...]

Intuitive 3D Design with SOLIDWORKS Premium

October 02, 2014

Combining ease of use with broad customization, SOLIDWORKS gives you powerful functionality with application specific tools, meaning you can work more[...]

Animation Tips

January 16, 2014

Learn to demonstrate the basic operation of your design under real-world conditions with SOLIDWORKS animations. Powerful, easy-to-use CAD animation[...]

Advanced Animation Tips

June 24, 2011

Using camera sled, walk through and other advanced animation techniques. Watch our animation tips part 1 session first, then if you still need even[...]

PhotoView 360

May 19, 2011

PhotoView 360 allows busy engineers to create highly realistic photorealistic renderings. Use PhotoView 360 to leverage your SOLIDWORKS 3D models for[...]